Omulaule Means Black

(Omulaule heisst Schwarz)

Germany, 2003, 66 min, color
In German; English subtitles
Themes & Genres:


During the Namibian War of Independence, almost 500 Namibian children were relocated from 1979 onwards, from various refugee camps to the German Democratic Republic (GDR). The children grew up in the GDR and only returned to their home country, that was foreign to them, in 1990, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, at the onset of Namibian independence. In the film some of the colloquially denoted ‘GDR children of Namibia’ look back on their childhood and youth. They call themselves “Omulaule” what means “black” in Oshiwambo language.


Available at UMass library.


Shibboleth login